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Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus (link in the Intercom)

1On October 25, the Alexandria Campus hosted its inaugural Human Library Project event. The event supports Achieving the Dream’s equity and inclusiveness efforts.

The Human Library is an interactive attempt to challenge prejudice by facilitating a conversation between “books” and “readers.” Books are volunteers who have either been subjected to discrimination or represent groups or individuals within society that are at risk of experiencing stereotypes, stigma or prejudice. This year, “books” were students, faculty and staff volunteers from NOVA’s Alexandria Campus. The books gave readers permission to enter into a rich dialogue with them, in the hope that their perspectives and experiences would have a positive effect on the attitudes and behaviors of a wider society.

Human Library Project at the Alexandria Campus Over 120 “readers” checked out 21 available human “books” represented by NOVA staff and student volunteers from all walks of life. Some of the book titles included “Black Lives Matter,” “The Dilemmas of an Undocumented Immigrant,” “Hatred vs. Reason,” “Mixed Signals” and “No Longer Being a Victim.”

“It was an incredible experience getting to interact so intimately with so many students,” said NOVA alumni and human book Remaz Abdelgader, whose book was titled, “Asylum,” a narrative of political asylum, Islamophobia and activism. “Some cried as I shared my story, others drew inspiration.”

The program was a campus-wide collaborative effort and was co-chaired by two Learning and Technology Resources colleagues, Patricia Cooper and Katie Hoskins.

Started in 2000 by a Danish youth-based nonprofit “Stop the Violence,” the Human Library Project aims to establish a safe conversational space to help people form a better understanding of those with whom they share their community. Glendale Community College, Lone Star College and Erie Community College have also hosted Human Library events.

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Alexandria Campus Quick Byte Workshops and Webinars (Faculty and Staff Only)

Hello NOVA Alexandria Campus Faculty and Staff,

Our faculty and staff workshops this semester have a Google focus.  This month, we will discuss and share the advantages of using Google Slides.  Our “Quick Byte” workshops are only 30 minutes long, and are a hands-on experience.

We are also offering WordPress workshops.  If you would like to learn from the convenience of your personal space, we are offering a Google Slides webinar also. To register for any of these workshops, visit us or go to http://bit.ly/Going4TheGold.

Alexandria Campus Bisdorf Building | AA-343
Google Slides Face-to-Face:
November 2nd – 11AM and 2 PM
November 8th – 11AM and 2 PM

Google Slides Webinar:
November 11th – 10 AM

WordPress Face-to-Face:
November 10th   – 2 PM
November 23rd – 2PM

CONTACT:
For more information, contact TILT al-isd@nvcc.edu

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Alexandria Campus Quick Byte Workshops for NOVA Students

Hello NOVA Students,

Our NOVA student workshops this semester have a Google focus.  This month, we will discuss and share the advantages of using Google Slides.  Our “Quick Byte” workshops are FREE to any NOVA student, are only 30 minutes long, and are a hands-on experience.

To register, visit us or go to http://bit.ly/Fall2016QuickBytes

Alexandria Campus Bisdorf Building | AA-343

Date:                    Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Time:                   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Date:                    Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Time:                   11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CONTACT:
For more information, contact TILT al-isd@nvcc.edu

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The Human Library

The Human Library aims to establish a safe conversational space in which a “library” of people share their experiences with stigma, prejudice, and/or discrimination in an effort to challenge societal prejudices.

Perseverance, finding your passion and making global connections are prevalent themes you will encounter during this unique experience.

“Readers” can check out a book for up to 30 minutes at a time.

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LTR Annual Report 2015 – 2016

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Click to read the report.

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Comfort Cases Packing Party

This month, over 40 volunteers from the NOVA community assembled and packed over 100 comfort cases to spread a little love to children in foster care. For our 50th Anniversary Day of Service and Foster Care month, NOVA Alexandria partnered with Comfort Cases and Great Expectations to host a packing party. LTR took the lead in coordinating the event and requesting donations from the community. The donations from our campus and beyond were tremendous. Thanks to all who did their part to make this day a success.

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HP Sprout Demo

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Procrastination Prevention Palooza

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Hello Alexandria Faculty and Staff,

Are your students overwhelmed? Stressed?

Encourage them to attend “Procrastination Prevention Palooza” next week hosted by Alexandria Learning and Technology Resources Division.

Students will explore valuable resources and learning tools to stay ahead of the curve to final exams and be successful.  There will be snacks!

Procrastination Prevention Palooza
April 19th and 20th, 2016
11AM – 2PM
Alexandria Library

CONTACT:
For more information please contact Nicole Nguyen |  703-845–6257| nnnguyen@nvcc.edu

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Assistive Technology Webinar in March

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Academic Success Conference, Spring 2016

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